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What This Rosh Hashanah Poem Means in Today’s America

The High Holy Day liturgical poem “Unetane Tokef” is one of our toughest pieces of liturgy. In reading this poem this Rosh Hashana, let’s begin to understand that our every action is — rather than being isolated and individual — intertwined with the well-being of our culture as a whole. Continue reading

Jewish Life in New Orleans

The Forward recently published “The Big Easy’s Big Jewish Comeback” about demographic shifts in New Orleans. After Hurricane Katrina, the Jewish population of New Orleans declined sharply, but thanks to volunteer opportunities in the Gulf Coast like AVODAH, young Jews are moving … Continue reading